Welcome to Bethells Beach Junior Surf Season 2019/2020!

Our aim is to provide all Junior Surf Members with essential surf safety skills, rescue information and basic first aid along with gaining surf sports skills.  Good fun and building overall confidence also underpins everything we do!

Our Junior Surf programme ensures that everyone from the ages of 5 through to 13 learn as much as possible about surf beaches and being safe in the water, along with being able to take part in a variety of surf sports competitions from a participation level through to the serious competitors.

By the time our Junior Surf members reach the age of 14 they are fully prepared and ready to progress to their first lifeguard award, the Bronze Certificate.

  • 2019/2020 Junior Surf Information Handout - COMING SOON

Junior Surf Life Saving Age Groups

In Junior Surf at Bethells Beach our age groups are split into the following all with 2-3 dedicated coaches (who are mostly surf lifeguards)

  • 5-6 years – AA Group                    
  • 7-9 years – A Group                       
  • 10-11 years – B Group
  • 12-13 years – C Group   

Our Junior Surf Sessions

Our Junior Surf sessions are held every Sunday at Bethells Beach with assembly time at the Surf Club House at 10.30am and the sessions starting at 10.45am through to approximately 12.00pm for AAs and A Group and 12.30-1.00pm for B and C Groups.

Every Monday there is a swim fitness session at Kelston Girls High School Pool from 6 to 7pm, kicking off  mid October (tbc).  The sessions are facilitated and the aim is to improve overall swimming fitness. It is important to note that the sessions are not swimming lessons and it is a base requirement that our Junior Surf members are able to swim at least 25 metres in the pool unaided (no parents in the pool). 

On Fridays, we hold additional trainings at Mairangi Bay beach from 6-7pm for Junior Surf members who are serious about participating in the surf sports competitions.

Bethells Rookie Programme 

This season, the Rookie programme will once again be run in alignment with the Bethells Junior Surf programme.

The programme is designed for our 13 year olds who are aiming for their lifeguard award the following year.

The Rookie programme has been developed to assist young lifeguards in developing the following skills through participating and socially engaging;

  • Lifesaving education
  • Beach management
  • Patrol experience

In addition, through the Rookie programme we aim to;

  • Promote practical lifesaving to the Rookie members
  • Increase & develop lifesaving skills
  • Outline & describe the career pathways in lifesaving
  • Develop strong camaraderie between junior & senior club members

Ready to join the Bethells Beach Junior Surf family??  Just click here for membership registration details

To enquire about Junior Surf/Rookie Programme please complete the following:-


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